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Information Technology

Technology Guide for BL401

The technology in this room supports local presentation  with the following equipment:

  • Local computer (DVD/CD) with TrentNet, Internet (Trent login ID required)
  • Crestron touch screen control panel for AV control and content switching
  • HDCP compliant 60" flat panel display
  • Laptop adapter cables for VGA or HDMI input
  • WiFi

Accessibility: If you require assistance with any of the equipment in the room please contact the Information Technology Service Desk by phoning 705 748-1010 or emailing it@trentu.ca

Lectern Components shown below:

  1. AV control touch panel
  2. Local PC
  3. Laptop adapter cable for HDMI
  4. Laptop adapter cable for VGA with 3.5 mini audio jack
  5. Monitor
  6. Telephone or calling technical support at extension 1010, option 4
  7. Keyboard and mouse
  8. Power outlet for laptop

Lectern showing available audio visual components numbered one through eight

Getting Started with the AV Control Touch Panel

If the panel (1)  is dark simply tap the surface to wake it up. This is the first screen you should see upon waking the panel. Touch again to bring up the main menu. The flat panel display will come on.

Screenshot of AV control panel start screen  with Trent logo

Starting a Local Presentation

To  begin using the room for a presentation, choose your desired source from the control menu such Local PC (2), Laptop (3,4). This will  project the  image for the selected source. Power on Local PC (2) in the rack if needed and login with your Trent username and password. Insert your USB memory stick  if presenting from that device. Optionally,  present from a  personal laptop by connecting to one of the adapter cables (3,4) on the lectern. Both HDMI (3) and VGA (4)  are available. The optimal display resolution for presentation is  1920 x 1080 which can be set through your desktop properties (Windows) or System Preferences (Mac).  Switch from one input source to the other as desired.  Note; Mac users will need to bring the appropriate Apple adapter to connect with one of the lectern adapters. 

To adjust volume during a local presentation, simply press the up or down arrow in the Volume box on the right of every screen.

Temporarily cancel video projection to the classroom display  by tapping Display Mute. Tap again to re-enable.

Screenshot of AV control panel main menu with source select buttons

System Shutdown

When you are finished using the equipment in the room, logoff the local PC and  press the red Shutdown button on the touch panel found in the top right corner of every screen. You are presented with the option to cancel in case you accidentally pressed the Shutdown button. To continue with ending your session, press the green Yes button. To return to the previous screen, press the red No button.

Also remember to:  remove personal USB memory sticks and  disconnect laptop if used.

System shutdown will turn off the projector and raise the screen automatically.

Screenshot of AV control panel with shutdown prompt


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Last updated

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:19